Danny Tamberelli, 90’s Nickelodeon star from All That and The Adventures of Pete and Pete, teams up with his real-life wife Kate Tamberelli for a zany, big-hearted, and truly laugh-out-loud debut rom-com set in Brooklyn, steeped in 90’s nostalgia, and inspired by their very own love story. Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren & Emily Henry!
For two talented romantic misfits who’ve been looking for love for so long, a prophecy from a psychic could be just another disastrous-first-date anecdote—or it could be the beginning of a love story for the ages . . .
Brooklyn-based aspiring writer Lucy Minninger has no trouble putting the comedy in her rom-coms. It’s the romance part of the equation that’s the problem. But even as the rejection slips pile up, and her second dates dwindle, Lucy refuses to give up hope—or her HeartThrobs™ dating profile . . .
Former child star Rudy Riziero made his mark on some of the most popular kids shows of the ՚90s. But that early success has pigeonholed him into a stand-up routine riffing on his past work, while the slick single life he envisioned was clearly a fantasy. He’s actually ready for a relationship, if he could just find someone uninterested in who he used to be . . .
When Lucy and Rudy match online, they’re eager to meet. But after their first date ends in a psychic’s prophecy that is equal parts great fortune and certain doom, their flirty quips end and their search for answers to some of life’s big questions begins: Is there really one person for everyone? Do destinies really intertwine? Where can you find the best tacos in Brooklyn?
And when it matters most, will they throw caution—and fate—to the wind, trust their instincts—and write their own futures?
Praise for The First Date Prophecy
“This ’90s nostalgia–tinged love story will leave rom-com fans smiling and swooning.” —Library Journal, starred review
“Balancing laugh out loud comedy with heartfelt emotion, the first collaboration between married writing duo Kate Tamberelli (Immaculate, written as Katelyn Detweiler) and debut author Danny Tamberelli explores the pitfalls and frustrations of online dating….The characters’ eccentricities feel entirely authentic, while subplots about family drama and friend groups growing apart add nuance and poignancy to this sweet romp. Rom-com fans should snap this up.” —Publishers Weekly
“A dynamic ‘he said, she said’ of the current dating scene that will keep you entertained to the last page.” —Melissa Joan Hart
“As funny and charming as Kate and Danny are in real life, which says a lot.” —Lane Moore, author of You Will Find Your People: How To Make Meaningful Friends As An Adult, and How To Be Alone
“A luminous, hilarious romance that is both equal parts magical and a heartwarming reminder that when it comes to love, we make our own fate.” —Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn’t Care
“The First Date Prophecy is a gorgeous, inspiring, and hilarious tale that also somehow manages to incorporate all of my favorite snacks and beverages. Perhaps more importantly, it made me believe in love and Brooklyn again. There—I said it. If Kate and Danny don’t write another book together immediately, I will be completely enraged.” —Dave Hill, comedian and author of Parking the Moose
“The First Date Prophecy is a joyous, nostalgic rom-com romp in which the authors’ love for each other dazzles through. We’re delighted we had the excellent fortune of enjoying this iconic read!” —Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of Do I Know You? and The Roughest Draft
“Lots of rom-com stories are heavy on the rom and light on the com. This one brings the COM! It also provided for many excellent squeals of delight as I rooted for the heroes. Unputdownable! I took it with me everywhere until I finished.” —Marguerite Moreau, actress, Wet Hot American Summer and The Mighty Ducks
“Romance, comedy, tacos, psychics, life, death, and love—The First Date Prophecy has it all. A beautiful, fun, and complex love story told by a beautiful, fun, and complex couple.” —Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, co-authors of The Big Sick